Finally got a 360. :)

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by sam10685, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. sam10685 macrumors 68000

    sam10685

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    Halo 3 is the game I decided to get. It's pretty neat. My hand-eye coordination sucks to the point of everyone having a miserable and boring time playing me but I'm slowly getting it. I like how you can change the controls though-- using the two control sticks simultaneously to move the guy is really pretty difficult. Wanna try Gears of war, Call of duty 4, Burnout Paradise, Foroza 2, probably some others. Any recommendations besides what I said?

    Edit; PGR 3 & 4 and MotoGP 06 and 07 too. I really like racing games. and shooters. (pretty excited for the next Bond game this November.)
     
  2. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    What took you so long, the console shortage Microsoft foretold. :D

    And welcome to thumb-aiming, one of the most ridiculous ways to play a FPS. If not for keyboard aiming, it would be the worst!

    Anyway, have fun. :)

    <]=)
     
  3. sam10685 thread starter macrumors 68000

    sam10685

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    Wiimote aiming is my favorite by far. I love Resident evil 4 wii edition.
     
  4. RichL macrumors 6502

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    Congrats, buddy. What 360 did you end up getting?

    Don't sweat the joy-sticks just yet. I was a PC gamer 4 LYFE (lol) until I started college. Playing on the controller versus a mouse + keyboard is a stretch for anyone. Just hang in there and keep on playing single-player until you feel confident enough for multi-player because they are brutal online...

    All the games you listed are good games. (Haven't played Foroza though). Look into Rainbow Six Vegas 2 which is coming out soon. GTA 4 will be released next month. For now, stick with what you listed but if you don't mind shelling out some extra cash then try Guitar Hero 3 if it piques your interest. Rock Band, too.

    Enjoy the new 360.

    -Rich L.
     
  5. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    I love that game -- yes I'm sick! The more I play it, the more it grows on me. I'm anxiously awaiting RE5 Wii and will not bother playing it, if it doesn't get ported.

    Just play Halo co-op a few times and you'll get the hang of it. It's just an ass-backwards way of aiming and even with practice, it's such a slow and limited way of doing so. If not for Golden Eye 64, I wouldn't have got into it -- but I STILL DESPISE IT! :eek:

    If I had a 360, I would buy Mass Effect, Viva Pinata, and one of these! :) I would have bought a 360 from day one, if it said Sega on the console instead of Microsoft.

    <]=)
     
  6. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    I absolutely loved Halo 3, in spite of its brevity. I really like the 'pace' of the Halo games. Rather than an adrenaline rush from start to finish, the pace picks up and drops off throughout, keeping it interesting.

    I really Call of Duty 4 even though I thought I'd hate it. Although most FPSs are quite linear, some get around this by having several wide-open areas which can be tackled by different routes & approaches. In that respect, Call of Duty didn't feel too 'limiting'. Good storyline, good variation in the gameplay and locations, better atmosphere than most action games.

    Gears of War is similar, I guess. A very linear FPS, but is still a lot of fun. Looks good, the ability to interact with your environment (by ducking behind objects for cover) and over the top weapons make it fun.

    (Incidentally, if you try and like Gears of War and like it, you'll probably like Army of Two as well which is pretty much the same gameplay in a current setting.)

    Forza 2 I'm currently hooked on. With the driver aids turned off, some of the cars are serious pigs to drive; but it can be quite a lot of fun tuning them to make them driveable.

    DiRT is another good racing game. Graphically better than Forza, with much more variation in racing types (cars, trucks, off-road). Possibly a bit more arcade-y, though not much.

    Assassin's Creed - is visually stunning, has a great storyline IMO, and the interaction with the atmosphere really makes this game special. The tasks/missions are highly repetitive, but it's so much fun running around and starting a fight, it's worth playing.

    Crackdown - slated by many, but I liked it. As you play and fight, your powers ramp up so by the end you're climbing the skyscrapers and leaping from roof to roof across the city. Great fun!
     
  7. rezenclowd3 macrumors 6502a

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    I love racing games also, but instead do the "real" thing. "Real" being that its not virtual, but remote control cars. Multiplayer is the best thing about it!;) Hanging with the guys on weekends tweaking and running the cars trying to cut off another .1 second:D Its as much or more than video games, but SO much cooler. Check my sig for my club track (shameless plug.)

    Dirt was fun but multiplayer blows.
    Forza 2 and PGR series is awesome both on and offline.
     
  8. sam10685 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just wanted to say i rented Forza 2 and it's probably one of the best racers/simulation games I've played. :) (Any tips that would be useful for me?)
     

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